Moore receives standing ovation with appraisal
Houston County Courier
By Jenna Duncan
The Crockett ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the summative appraisal of Superintendent Dr. Douglas Moore after an executive session discussing the appraisal and his contract during its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22. After the meeting reconvened in open session, School Board President Lela Wheeler emotionally thanked Moore for his hard work. "First of all, I would like to say as school board president, Dr. Moore has done an excellent job working with the board, with the teachers, with the schools, with the community. His knowledge that he brought with him to Crockett - it's made this place like a new place," she said. "We didn't have a track field, we didn't have a nice football place, we didn't have a dome stadium coming up. "And the academic involvement that he's shown our kids, just the overall support that we've had from him has been great. I don't think we could have brought anybody else in that would have been able to do the job that he's gotten done, and on a whole we just appreciate him. "I don't have the words to explain it because I can see the way the district's going, and it's up, and I like that." As Wheeler concluded her emotional comments, Moore appeared to get choked up as the entire school board rose to give him a round of applause. During his report, Moore announced the new library will open in March, which is being funded by a $557,000 Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The library will boast new books, furniture, employees and an automated system that provides access to online resources such as electronic books. "They're redoing the library and the grant money is going in, and they tell me by March they should have most of the things up and running," Moore said.